How To Make A Firefighter Costume For Your Child

  In mid December our preschool went to the Children’s museum in Portsmouth, VA.  My grandfellas, who attend the school, had a great time.  Their favorite area was the mock fire station, complete with Firefighter costumes.    I decided right then that the boys would be getting firefighter costumes for Christmas even though we had already purchased  […]

Organizing Christmas Wrap

  I’m not ready to put away the Christmas decorations yet, but the Christmas wrappings were driving me nuts and I had to do something – and fast.   My studio had become the dumping ground for gifts and wrappings and it was a total mess.  Fortunately, I have a system, so it only took […]

The Christmas Card Saga

As our family grows larger, we seem to have a harder time getting everyone together for a family picture.  I was determined to get a good photo to use for our Christmas cards.    On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, all of the kids and grand kids came over after church and we gave it a […]

My Home For The Holidays

  I’m a bit behind this year with my decorating.  I didn’t want to put out too many decorations because we’ll be starting our kitchen remodel right after Christmas, so I’ll need to pack everything up quickly and who wants a lot of extra stuff to pack up?   I love this little front door […]

Remade Dollar Store Christmas Tree

As I pulled out Christmas decorations from the storage bins this year, this sad little tree didn’t make the cut.  I had used it as part of a display of lit houses in the past, but lack of room caused me to relocate the houses to my daughter’s house (she loves hand-me-downs).   I started […]

Just A Little Dab Of Paint

  I’ve had this set of candle sticks for several years.  I think I bought them at JoAnne Fabrics, but I can’t be sure.  I was getting tired of the dark color, so I decided to add a bit of cream paint and see if I liked it.  And. . . I liked it!   […]